More internal review of the NYT shale gas skepticism articles, more dishonest journalism discovered

Michael Giberson While I was vacationing in New Mexico and Arizona, New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane continued his analysis of the pair of late June articles in the newspaper that suggested widespread insider skepticism over the size and significance of recent shale gas developments. A June 26 story suggested the presence of significant… More More internal review of the NYT shale gas skepticism articles, more dishonest journalism discovered

The energy industry insiders that didn’t bark

Michael Giberson Dozens of energy industry insiders have gone missing in recent weeks, in what must be the largest unreported crime wave ever. Or possibly the energy insiders have been silenced by a vast powerful and secret industry cabal, which has compromising photos of the insiders or something like that, which would also be a… More The energy industry insiders that didn’t bark

NYT editor on shale gas skeptic article: we should have done better

Michael Giberson As mentioned here a few weeks ago, links below, the pair of New York Times articles giving voice to shale gas skeptics were badly done. (I called them no more than “an impressive collection of shale skeptic sound bites.”) I was far from the only critic, and the paper itself received a lot… More NYT editor on shale gas skeptic article: we should have done better

New York regulators take steps toward allowing fracking for natural gas production

Michael Giberson Today the New York Department of Environmental Conservation took a few steps toward permitting fracking of natural gas wells, a process necessary to produce natural gas from underground shale formations. Regulatory processes being as they are, it likely means fracking will remain off-limits in the state for some time. News reports include favorable… More New York regulators take steps toward allowing fracking for natural gas production

Additional reactions to the New York Times articles documenting shale gas skepticism; More on fracking

Michael Giberson As a follow-on to my post on the recent New York Times articles on shale gas skepticism, here’s a collection of other reactions: The most thoughtful response appears to come from Michael Levi at the Council on Foreign Relations, Is Shale Gas a Ponzi Scheme?: “The New York Times’ war on shale gas… More Additional reactions to the New York Times articles documenting shale gas skepticism; More on fracking

Recommended in the comments: Ten Fracking Things Everyone Should Know

Michael Giberson Commenter “Fat Man” recommends Peter C. Glover’s essay in the Energy Tribune: “Ten Fracking Things Everyone Should Know.”  Number one on the list of things to know is “Hydraulic fracking has been around for 60 years. Developments made by U.S. engineers around 2008-9 have simply made the process much more commercially viable.” Relatedly,… More Recommended in the comments: Ten Fracking Things Everyone Should Know

Science, law, and regulation of fracking for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale

Michael Giberson The current issue of the Energy Law Journal includes an article examining the public policy history surrounding the use of hydraulic fracturing to develop natural gas in Pennsylvania and New York. The article, “Science and the Reasonable Development of Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Resources in Pennsylvania and New York,” is by attorneys Lynn Kerr McKay, Ralph… More Science, law, and regulation of fracking for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale